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Postcards from Kananaskis.

Every year, as the calendar flips from August to September, the flow of tourism that descends upon Canada’s natural wonders retreats back to urban comfort. As the wild returns to the wilderness, so do I for my annual shoulder season adventure. This has become an annual pilgramage for me over the years. With all the wildfires that have been tearing through western Canada this year, my plans were more fluid than usual…and by fluid, I mean that backcountry plan after plan…

The framing question.

Seeking out a frame for a purchased print?  A frequently asked question comes up from people who buy prints from me: “Where can I go to find a quality frame for my new print, without breaking the bank?”

It’s a question I’ve asked in the past too, and pursuing an answer has yielded frustrating results.  The lack of framing options out there never ceases to surprise me.  We all have homes and want to decorate them in ways that reflect our own personality, but there seems…

2015: A year of valleys and peaks.

2015: it has been a year of deep valleys and high peaks for me, both literally and figuratively.

It began in the hospital, at the bedside of someone I deeply care for.  Here, winter and spring blurred by slowly in a haze of emotion, my life taking on a holding pattern as I entered a full-time support role for those around me.  The next thing I knew, it was summer.  At this point, the health challenges still had not gone away, but they had changed and those of us intimately…

Spirits in the sky.

The aurora borealis are a beautiful wonder of nature.  Over my entire life, I have seen the night sky erupt in dancing northern lights a few times – usually unexpectedly when I am camped in the woods and I happen to poke my head out from the tent in the middle of the night.  Watching them silently move across the sky, it is easy to understand how people have believed them to be spirits of animals and ancestors.  In all honesty, in the awe of the moment it is still easy …

Winter perspectives.

This year, winter in Winnipeg has been brutal.  I have held off on this post for a while now, because the cold is one of those things that you really don’t want to draw attention to, at least while you’re still going through it.  Instead, it’s better to just focus yourself on getting through it day by frigid day, breath by frosty breath.

But – we survived!  I sat on the frozen riverbank just the other morning basking in the sun’s forgotten warmth, and it seriously felt …

Aurora Borealis

Sometimes just north of Winnipeg we are lucky enough to see the northern lights (aurora borealis) dancing upon our night sky.  Unfortunately more often than not, there are a few practical issues that ruin the viewing of this rare, celestial event: it might be clouds rolling in at the last minute, a bright moon overpowering the lights, mosquitoes, or even just frigid cold.  I’ve been there.  And I’ve experienced them all.

This past Thursday evening however, we…